Mackley celebrates Mental Health Awareness Week

Mackley is proud to support Mental Health Awareness Week, the UK’s national week to raise awareness of mental health.

The week, which is hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, is in its 21st year and runs from 10-16 May.

This year, the theme for the week is ‘Nature’. Across the country, people will be celebrating the mental health benefits of being around nature in their local community in a range of digital and creative ways.

As part of ongoing efforts to maintain the mental and physical welfare of its employees, Mackley has developed a mental health brochure.

The brochure contains links to programmes, podcasts and articles, books, support groups and other helpful resources. It also talks employees through simple breathing techniques and has the contact details of Mackley’s Mental Health First Aiders.

David Knapp, Mackley’s Business Development Manager, said: “The mental wellbeing of our employees is of paramount importance to Mackley.

“While the stigma surrounding mental health continues to diminish, there are still many who find it hard to talk about their feelings.

“Through support for initiatives such as Mental Health Awareness Week, we aspire to create a warm environment for our employees, which enables those going through difficult times to seek help and advice.”

Mark Rowland, Chief Executive of the Mental Health Foundation, said: “Mental Health Awareness Week has grown to be one of the biggest awareness weeks in the UK.

“This year the theme is on nature and its central role for our mental health. Since the beginning of the pandemic, millions of us turned to nature to help us get through lockdowns and our research shows that good mental health depends on us being able to connect with nature in some way and its power in both prevention of and recovery from poor mental health.”

10 May 2021

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